Christian Paro, owner, C615
Q: What's the best thing about doing business in Middle Tennessee?
A: The people. I moved here from New York City 11 years ago and found it so easy to work with other businesses in the Middle Tennessee region. I felt the propensity for honesty and integrity immediately.
Q: How do you define success?
A: Between our members at Center 615, our clients at Studio 615, my residential tenants and my five staff members, I feel successful because I feel I’m supporting the growth and expansion of the middle class and making those around me stronger.
Q: How has Chamber membership benefited your company?
A: The Chamber has done what they can to increase awareness and exposure of our projects. Some parts of East Nashville are still considered by many to be a no man’s land, and the Chamber, especially the Chamber East Area Advisory Council, has helped combat that.
Q: How would you describe your leadership style?
A: Lead by example. I’m not afraid to do any job at my company, from unclogging a toilet to meeting with the mayor.